Danville Utilities Residential Electric Rate Schedule
Electric Monthly Rate
(effective August 1, 2013)
|$7.80 per meter for all residential customers (monthly billed)
||$ 0.08837 per Kilowatt-Hour (kWh)
|Current Power Cost Adjustment (PCA)
||$ 0.016 per Kilowatt-Hour (kWh)
|Total Charge per Kilowatt-Hour (kWh) - (Energy Charge + PCA)
||$ 0.10437 per Kilowatt-Hour (kWh)
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What Is the Customer Charge?
The Customer Charge is a fixed monthly fee designed to evenly distribute the costs Danville Utilities incurs when providing electric service to customers. Examples of charges that are incurred are: meter reading, maintaining customer records, maintaining substations and power lines, and much more. In other words, whether customers use electricity or not, it costs to provide electric service to each and every customer. All customers (residential, commercial, and industrial) are charged a customer charge.
What is the Energy Charge?
Sometimes referred to as the “base rate,” the Energy Charge is the minimum amount charged per unit of consumption. For example, the Energy Charge is the cost of the consumption of electricity used to power all your electric appliances; such as your heating and cooling systems, water heating, televisions, lighting, washers and dryers, refrigerators and freezers, and other miscellaneous appliances.
What is a Kilowatt-Hour?
Electricity is measured via a meter on the side of your home in kilowatt-hour (symbolized kWh) units. The kilowatt-hour is a unit of energy equivalent to one kilowatt of power expended for one hour of time. A watt is a basic measure of electricity. A kilowatt is one-thousand watts. For example, a 100 watt light bulb used for 10 hours equals one kilowatt-hour.
Electric Power Cost Adjustment (PCA)
Also factoring into our customers' monthly rate is the Electric Power Cost Adjustment. Sometimes called a Fuel Adjustment Charge, The PCA accounts for fluctuations in the actual costs of electricity per month from our wholesale power providers. The total amount of what each customer is charged for electric consumption accounts for the Energy Charge plus the PCA. The monthly PCA amount is located in the Billing Factors section on each billing cycle's utility bill. Although normally allowed to fluctuate monthly, the PCA has been stabilized at $0.016 per kWh since September 1, 2010 and will remain at this amount for the foreseeable future.